If your home or yard was flooded during the recent storms, chances are your outdoor air conditioning equipment, either a condenser or heat pump, was also submerged. Before turning on your system, it is recommended that you contact a professional HVAC contractor to have your equipment and electrical components evaluated.
In cases with only a few inches of standing water, it is possible your HVAC system will be fine and still operational. However, anytime water is high enough to reach the compressor, there is potential for complete failure. Knowing your options for flooded air conditioners is important.
First, find out what type of refrigerant your current system uses.